Kickoff time and network: 1 p.m. ET, CBS
The Bills could be in for a rough go of it to start the season.
Usually, a team isn't coming off a Super Bowl win when they go through as much change in one offseason as the Ravens have.
They lost several starters, including six on defense. They compensated for some of those losses by adding outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil, inside linebacker Rolando McClain and safety Michael Huff, but will the brand new look on defense come together as a unit?
Will the offense be the same without Anquan Boldin to turn Joe Flacco's prayers into miracles?
They still have Torrey Smith, Ray Rice and the two tight ends, and if the offensive line plays anything like they did in the 2012 playoffs, the unit as a whole should work without a hitch. That being said, for all his merits, Flacco isn't a great quarterback under pressure, and if the Bills are able to bring some heat, things could get interesting.
Flacco isn't going to have time to hang in the pocket and let Smith get open 15 to 20 yards downfield if Mike Pettine's defense is sending the kitchen sink at him.
The Ravens won two road playoff games, but in the regular season, they were a 4-4 team on the road. Likewise, the Bills were better at home than on the road, but still managed just a 4-4 home record. It may shock you, but give me the Super Bowl champions here.
Prediction: Ravens 28, Bills 20